Theo Issitt’s project investigates gases released by cells in different ‘stress’ conditions to model diseases such as cancer. Changes in these gases can then be investigated in the breath to look for disease.
Theo is currently a research student at the University of York. His previous research has focused on mitochondrial dynamics in cardiovascular and respiratory biomedical research at Imperial College and live cell imaging at the Institute of Cancer Research. After taking a few years out of science as a musician his passion for science brought him back to research and a PhD. A wide and varied research path has led to an interest in how breath can tell the story of our bodies.